Scott Christensen Obituary, Death – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back and rewritten this… as if it will be better the next time, or as if it will feel better. I’ve come to the conclusion that it won’t just magically get better, and that words really can’t do justice to how I feel about it all. The experience of grief is a process, and it teaches me to love more deeply and more powerfully. So many people loved Scott Christensen, and they always will; I will never forget his warm smile, his thoughtfulness, his hilarious sense of humor, or his compassionate nature. During one of the most difficult life changes I’ve encountered to this point, I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to visit with him for some time just before I moved away from San Diego.
When I was in a lot of pain, seeing him brought a smile to my face and helped me get through the day. There were a lot of good times, and I won’t soon forget any of them. When I first moved to San Diego, he was one of the first people I got to know. In fact, I met him on the same night that I got to know another one of my favorites, Dante Cerda-Walker; it was a memorable evening. My heart is overflowing with love for my friends and chosen family in San Diego, as well as for Scott’s immediate family and friends.
It’s an honor to have played a small role in your life journey, Scott Christensen, and it’s a source of great pride that I can call you a very good friend. Observing the obvious fact that you are/were an anchor, a connector, and an essential element to a community that is based almost entirely around positive vibrations… While watching the echoes of sadness sweep across the scene, each city, and the associated friend groups… And because of that, you are an incredibly unique individual.
Your passing feels unreal to me, but your life force was incredible, and all I can say is that I’m thankful I got to experience a small part of it.